Finding the sweet spot with your Irons is a great feeling, and something many golfers would like to improve upon. Golf swings come in all shapes and sizes, and there are some great simple ways out there to help you improve your strike. Remember ... the most important part of any swing is the impact!! We will talk you through, what we like to call the 2 ball drill, which is really useful for any player wanting to improve the consistency of their strike. This drill can be used with, or without a ball and can also help to improve your shot shaping abilities too.
Cure Your Slice
Many players suffer from an out-to-in swing path, which can significantly effect the distance, constancy and strike they achieve. Try putting 2 balls (or tees) down either side of the ball you are going to hit, as seen in the picture below, then make some full swings with or without a ball, aiming to pass your club through the gap. When you have made a few practice swings, place a ball in the middle, and try to repeat the same swing again. This simple drill will encourage you to attack the ball a little more from the inside and help to counter an out-to-in swing path.
This drill can also be useful if you are wanting to learn how to draw the ball, by swinging within the gap, and attacking the ball from the inside you will be able to produce a draw, providing you release the club correctly.
Reduce Your Hook
The in-to-out swing path, is equally as destructive as the out-to-in and can also lead to miss hit shots, and a lack of consistency. To help improve this, simply swap the balls around, as seen in the picture below and repeat the same process as above. This will encourage a better and more neutral swing path, and help to reduce your in-to-out swing.
Something you can also look out for is your divot, a good divot will start in the middle of the gap and extend just past the last ball. It is always a good idea to keep an eye on your divot on the course too, as this can give a good indication on your path, angle of attack and much more.
The strike of any shot is extremely important, and producing the same strike over and over again is something that can always be improved. This simple yet effective drill can be used on the range, at home or on the course. Swings come in all shapes, sizes and styles but making sure you achieve a good contact on the ball is something that is very important.